About Johanna Mestorf Academy

A new sustainable institution, the Johanna Mestorf Academy (JMA), has been founded as a central institution of Kiel University in December 2011. It is named after Johanna Mestorf (1828-1909), who conducted archaeological and ethnographic research in Kiel and was the first female museum director (1891) and professor (1899) in Germany/Prussia. The JMA promotes research and education pertaining to the field of ‘Societal, Environmental, Cultural Change’ (Kiel SECC), which is one of the four research foci of CAU.

The Graduate School ‘Human Development in Landscapes’ is at the core of both Johanna Mestorf Academy and Kiel SECC. The most important partner of the Graduate School is the ‘Centre for Baltic and Scandinavian Archaeology’ (ZBSA) of Schloss Gottorf, Schleswig, which is involved in the founding of the JMA. This longstanding cooperation is regulated by an official cooperation agreement, which is reinforced by the JMA and reflected directly in the organisational structure.

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  • October 23, 2017

    New Publications Müller_2017_Bild    Müller J.: Developments of Population Agglomerations, Social Inequality and Centralized Control  in Neolithic Iron Age Times

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